Rhyme and repetition are engaging and effective strategies for teaching phonics skills. These cute 11 poems emphasize specific word families.
Build fluency and confidence!
Use the poems in small group or whole group. Read them one of two ways:
Frame each pattern word in the poem. Call on individuals to read them. Read the poem together.
Teacher model reads the poem.
The class choral reads the poem.
The students buddy read the poem and highlight pattern words with their partner.
11 Word Families:
Short Vowels with -ck and -ea- (ex: duck and feather)
Beginning Consonant Blends: sp, st, sw, sn, sm, sc, sk, rt, tw
Final Consonant Blends: -st, -nd, -mp, -sp, -nt, -lt, -ld, -lf, -pt, -sk
Consonant digraphs: ph, gh
Sounds of y: y as /e/, y as /i/
Long O: oa, oe
Long O: ough, ow
Long U: ui, ue
Plurals: -y, -f (ex. story -> stories, scarf -> scarves)
Soft c and g
Endings: -sion, cian
Each poem has it's own word family and contains 7-15 of the word family words.